Remember that procedure I had last October? The one that included preparation that had me not eating forever and crying over the smell of a pb&j sandwich?
Well, our illustrious insurance only paid twelve hundred dollars of a forty-five hundred dollar bill. I sent two different emails (I never got an auto response to the first one, so ten days later, filled out their form a second time). I got a call last month, on Saturday, the 24th. The insurance rep told me that my doctor sent the claim in as medical. So, it went against our deductible. After dragging more information out of him, I sent an email to our doctor's billing department last week asking that they recode the claims as screenings, not medical. All of the colonoscopy billings (including the lab work to check the two polyps) as well as the two billings for a mole the doctor removed in December. That mole removal was $500! $250 for the doctor, $250 for the lab. I figure it was a screening, otherwise I'd still have the mole, you know?
Well, today, I got stuff from the insurance company. I don't have to pay the $2,900 and change for the rest of the colonoscopy. That's cool. Now, let's take care of the labs for that and the other screenings, too.
It's not like it's anything I wanted or asked for. The doctor ordered it.